With national signing day arriving for high school basketball recruits, Andrew Wiggins is being highlighted as this year’s top prospect. Wiggins, however, can’t even approach the publicity that was lavished on some of the high school stars of seasons past.
Greg Oden came out of Lawrence North High getting treated like the second coming of Bill Russell. The two-time National High School Player of the Year became the cornerstone of Thad Matta’s vaunted “Thad Five” recruiting class at Ohio State.
Read on for more on Oden and the rest of the 20 players in history who had the most expectations weighing on them before they ever stepped onto a collegiate court.